Aberdeen and Hoquiam discussing merger of Fire Departments

Aberdeen and Hoquiam have begun exploring the process of consolidation their fire and paramedic services, Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson told his city council last night “Over the last

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Aberdeen Police seek man who assaulted another with food tray

Aberdeen Police are seeking a man that apparently assaulted another man with a wooden food tray Friday afternoon. Police Captain John Green tells us at about 2:34 P.M. Aberdeen Officers responded

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Aberdeen boy airlifted to Harborview after skateboard accident

A 14 year old Aberdeen boy was seriously injured yesterday when he wrecked while riding a skateboard on Bosich Boulevard. Captain Mark Dulin with the Aberdeen Fire Department said the

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Police seek hit and run suspect after skateboarder struck in Aberdeen

The Aberdeen Police department is searching for a hit and run suspect after a man was struck while skateboarding on Wishkah street Friday afternoon. Captain John Green tells us at about 6:20

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Aberdeen house fire likely caused by dirty chimney

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The Aberdeen Fire Department is reminding residents with wood heat sources to have their chimneys checked annually, after responding to a structure fire early yesterday morning. Captain Mark Dulin tells us they were called to the 1300 block of Fairfield just after midnight Monday morning. With smoke venting from the attic upon arrival, crews dowsed the flames within about 30 minutes, after removing the wall around the chimney. Damage was estimated at around $5,000, Dulin said investigators determined the cause of the fire was likely the poor condition of the chimney. The press release from AFD said 10 firefighters responded, it did not mention any injuries or occupants of the home at the time of the fire.

Fire destroys vacant building in downtown Montesano

MONTESANO, Wash. - The Montesano fire department is just setting up fire watch at the scene of a major fire over night that destroyed a building downtown. Fire Chief Corey Rux tells us it was reported just before 9, no injuries since the two business spaces at 217 West Pioneer Avenue were vacant. Rux said an origin and cause of the blaze are undetermined at this time.
The Aberdeen Fire Department added a second ladder truck to suppression efforts overnight that kept the fire from jumping to a collision repair store 2 feet from the rear of the building. Rux didn't have numbers yet, but said Grays Harbor Fire District #2 added crews as well, and although it was a difficult fire to suppress it was confined to the building of original.
The roof of the building caved in around 1 this morning, and crews are getting some downtime, but Rux said they'd be checking for hotspots throughout the day today.

Small fire near Wal-Mart construction site

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The Aberdeen Fire Department responded to a small fire near where the Lady Washington used to be moored on the East side of Aberdeen. Battalion Chief Kelly Neimi tells us they were called to the construction site near Wal-Mart around 10 last night, a small fire on an unused-unmaintained pier had spread to nearby land in between the pier and construction trailers.
Crews were on scene for just under an hour, no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Aberdeen home burgled last week, burned this week

ABERDEEN, Wash. - No one was home this morning while firemen walked through a house in the 2100 block of Cherry street in Aberdeen. Aberdeen Fire Department Captain Sam Baretich said their part was easy "We had a 1 1/2 story wood-framed residential dwelling with light smoke and flames showing from one side. [We] made entry, put it out."
Flames were visible from a downstairs window when first responders got to the scene just after 3 this morning. Adding insult to non-injury, this house was also the victim of a recent burglary. Aberdeen police confirm the home was broken into last Thursday, the residents are away on vacation.

Fire Monitoring System Saves Life of Elderly Aberdeen Woman

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Aberdeen Fire Department Crews had to bust down a door at the scene of a Kitchen fire in South Aberdeen last night. Battalion Chief Bill Mayne tells us the fire started on the stove when an elderly woman had fallen and was unable to shut off the cooking food. Mayne said this 96 year old woman was very fortunate, and had many factors working in her favor last night, not the least of which was a monitored fire alarm that prompted the response to the 1100 block of Stockwell just before 7PM. Southside crews were on scene 36 seconds after notification from the monitoring service. The woman was treated and transported to Community Hospital.